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Makes sense. Ok, while we're on the subject, if it is the fuel pump, where is it located, what do you estimate the cost of a rebuilt pump is, and is it something I can do without specialized tools?
Maybe you have a link for step by step directions perhaps?
Thanks a lot...you''re helping quite a bit..
As I stated, I'm no mechanic and I believe it's a 2bbl but maybe you can tell me how I can tell the difference. I'm just making an attempt at this project for my stepson in order to save him some money...I know you understand...thanks
I appreciate your past help and have checked the suggestions you made. I removed a hose from the new gas filter we replaced and turned to engine over a few times. It pumps gas out fine so no problem with the fuel pump. that's a good thing. The brat starts up instantly but now the problem is a carb issue. Issue is when started, I have to hold the carb butterfly or choke flap all the way back or the car revs instantly at ridiculously high rpms. Enough to cause damage if left go. We have to manually shut the engine off or face causing potential serious damage. Question is....why is it doing that and how do I cure it? It will not idle. If we can get that corrected I feel we're on the way to keeping it on the road. Appreciate your expert input...thanks!